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Hollister New Image Flat Flextend Skin Barrier With Tape Border is a component of an ostomy system. It is designed to provide a protective barrier between the stoma (the surgically created opening in the abdomen) and the adhesive pouching system. New Image Flextend Skin Barrier is designed to be cut to the desired size to accommodate the stoma's unique shape and size. This customization allows for a secure and personalized fit. The Flextend technology used in this Hollister skin barrier provides an extended wear time and enhances durability. It helps to protect the skin around the stoma from irritation and breakdown, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for longer periods.
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An ostomy skin barrier is a protective layer that prevents infection around the sensitive stoma site. A stoma is a surgically created opening in the body used to excrete urine and bowel to ensure good health of your ostomy.
You must change the skin barrier every three days, i.e., twice a week. Ensure you replace the pouch before it leaks or pulls apart from your skin.
Yes, you can irrigate your colostomy at the same time every day. It will help you to train your bowel to function. It can help you stay drainage-free for a day or two. It would be best to irrigate within an hour of a meal.
An Ostomy pouch should be emptied six to eight times a day. Don't wait for the bag to be filled. Empty the bag when it is 1/3 full. A full bag can lead to leakage.
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